|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1850|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1913|
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, IA, Tuesday, December 30, 1913, p1, c1
FUNERAL ON BIRTHDAY - Pioneer Woman Called From Happy Gathering
Mrs. John Becker Dies Suddenly
While spending Christmas in Company With Children is Stricken With Illness and Death Ensues in a Few Minutes.
A Christmas gathering at which relatives and friends were gathered was turned from a scene of joy and happiness to sorrow and grief when Mrs. John Becker, a well known pioneer of Plymouth county, was stricken by the Angel of Death, after spending a happy day with her children and grandchildren at the home of her son-in-law, Frank Kunkel, residing near town.
Mrs. Becker retired to bed apparently in her usual health and spirits. During the night feeling ill she aroused her daughter and assistance was summoned. She died in a few minutes, her death being ascribed by a physician who was summoned, to heart failure.
Her sudden death came as a great shock to her husband, children and many friends.
Mrs. Becker was sixty three years of age at the time of her death. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 29, 1850. When five years old her parents moved to Guttenberg, Ia., where she was reared, attended school and grew to womanhood. Her maiden name was Amelia [Emelia]Margaretta [Margaretha] Niemeyer. She was united in marriage with John Becker on January 1, 1874 and the spring of the same year they came to Plymouth county which has been their home since. Nine children were born to their union, five of whom are left with the husband to mourn. They are Mrs. Frank Kunkel, John E. Becker, Mrs. J. E. Kunkel, Henry C. Becker and Jessie Becker, all living in this immediate vicinity.
For many years Mr. and Mrs. Becker lived in America township, three miles southeast of town, where they owned a large stock farm and conducted farming operations on a large scale.
Mrs. Becker was a good Christian, a loving wife and mother, a competent and capable woman, a true helpmate in every sense of the word to her husband and devoted to his interests and those of her children. As a neighbor she was ever ready to extend aid and sympathy to the sick and distressed and her thoughtfulness and kindliness were unbounded. Friendliness and hospitality were second nature to her and her home for many years was known as one of the pleasantest places at which friends and neighbors gathered.
Henry Bernard Niemeyer (1832 - 1891)
Clara Kuhlman Niemeyer (1825 - 1866)
John Becker (1849 - 1934)
Clara Elizabeth Becker Kunkel (1875 - 1941)*
Casper Becker (1875 - 1881)*
John Becker (1879 - 1879)*
John P. E. Becker (1880 - 1966)*
Elizabeth Mary Becker Kunkel (1882 - 1974)*
Henry C. Becker (1884 - 1884)*
Henry Casper Francis Becker (1885 - 1956)*
Obdulia Becker (1890 - 1901)*
Jessie Anne Lucille Becker Zeig (1897 - 1956)*
Note: This use to be St. Joseph's Cemetery before the name change.
Plot: Section B, Lot 62, Grave 4
Created by: Jane Marie Morrison
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33173904